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Four taken to hospital after wreck involving North Kansas City fire truck

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Four people, including three firefighters, were taken to a hospital Friday afternoon after a collision involving a fire truck and another vehicle in North Kansas City, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. at Missouri 210 and Vernon Street.

Sgt. Andy Bell, a highway patrol spokesman, said a North Kansas City fire truck was responding to a call and had its lights and sirens activated when the crash occurred. The fire truck had been traveling west on the highway and was turning north onto Vernon Street, he said.

An online crash report later posted by the highway patrol said a 2013 Ford E-350 van had pulled out in front of the fire truck.

Three firefighters were taken to a hospital with minor injuries as a result of the wreck.

The driver of the van was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Both vehicles had extensive damage.

The highway patrol was investigating the crash. North Kansas City police assisted at the scene.

The Missouri Department of Transportation was at the intersection on Friday evening and was working on replacing a traffic signal that was hit by the fire truck in the crash.

This story has been updated with information from the highway patrol’s online crash report.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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